Kanais-Cube-500x451Season 4 of Diablo III was the first time that players had access to Kanai’s Cube.

Technically, players who decided to check out the Player Test Realm (PTR) were able to find and use Kanai’s Cube before it was placed into the game.

So, for me, the first opportunity I had to use it was during Season 4.

I was playing hardcore characters during Season 4, so all of the things I put in Kanai’s Cube can only affect my hardcore characters. Eventually, I want to “complete” the entire Kanai’s Cube – by putting all the stuff into it (in both hardcore and softcore).

Players can find Kanai’s Cube in the Elder Sanctum in the Ruins of Sescheron. The quickest way to get there is to go into Adventure Mode and use the waypoint. Find Sescheron on the map for Act III. Run around in The Ruins of Sescheron, and the Elder Sanctum, until you find Kanai’s Cube.

Kanai-points-to-Kanais-Cube-500x401It is pretty much impossible to miss or walk past without realizing it.

When I started Season 4, I wasn’t sure if I would like the Kanai’s Cube. I’d heard good things about it, but didn’t know if I would find it intuitive or confusing to use. It turns out that using Kanai’s Cube is so much fun that it felt addicting. Must cube all the things!

Add-Items-to-Kanais-Cube-433x500This is what the interface for Kanai’s Cube looks like. The little book towards the bottom of the window holds recipes. The pop-up says: Kanai’s Cube an be used to make exciting new things. Place recipe items within the cube itself to begin. Either drag items to the Cube or Right-Click on them in your inventory.

Archive-of-Tal-Rasha-500x491The recipe that I spent the most time with was Archive of Tal Rasha. It enables you to extract a Legendary Power off of the items you put into Kanai’s Cube. Only certain things can be added to the cube, so check your stash and then search through Kanai’s Cube to see if a particular Legendary item will go into it.

The Archive of Tal Rasha recipe requires:
* Legendary Item with Special Power x1
* Khanduran Rune x1 (You can get these by doing Bounties in Act I)
* Caldeum Nightshade x1 (You can get these by doing Bounties in Act II)
* Arreat War Tapestry x1 (You can get these by doing Bounties in Act III)
* Corrupted Angel Flesh x1 (You can get these by doing Bounties in Act IV)
* Westmarch Holy Water x1 (You can get these by doing Bounties in Act V)
* Death’s Breath x5 (You can get these by killing packs of blue monsters that are level 60 or over.)

Put all of that together, click “Transmute”, and you will have extracted a Legendary Power. The item itself disappears into Kanai’s Cube. Players can access the special power from one piece of jewelry, one piece of armor, and one weapon (or shield) that is in Kanai’s Cube, at the same time.  This is in addition to the stuff your character is already wearing.

The flavor text for the Archive of Tal Rasha recipe says: “…all agreed that the cube was necessary if the hunt for the three was to be successful. They thought they understood the dangers.” – fragment of the Dark Exile Scrolls.

Here are some of the Achievements that players can earn by using Kanai’s Cube to extract Legendary Powers:

Level-1-Cubist-Achievement-492x500Level I Cubist: Extract a Legendary power using Kanai’s Cube.

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Level-10-Cubist-454x500Level 10 Cubist: Extract 10 Legendary powers using Kanai’s Cube.

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Level 25 Cubist Achievement
Level 25 Cubist: Extract 25 Legendary powers using Kanai’s Cube

Level 25 Cubist completed

Level 50 Cubist Achievement
Level 50 Cubist: Extract 50 Legendary powers using Kanai’s Cube

Level 50 Cubist completed

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5 comments

    1. B,

      Make sure that the Legendary item you selected is one that can go into Kanai’s Cube. Not all of them will. Kanai’s Cube only accepts Legendary items that have a special power.

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